6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 24, 2021 8:13 AM by Karen Stone

    Seeking investigation of collision on Potomac River

    Karen Stone Newbie

      I have a report to the National Board of Steamboat Inspectors from the Third District (Baltimore) in October 1865 referencing their investigation into a collision on the Potomac River in April of that year, the result of which was that the pilots of both vessels lost their licenses. I am researching the incident, which involved the steamer Massachusetts and a coal barge named Black Diamond. Both were in the service of the Quarter Master at the time. I would like to see the records of the investigation but have been unable to locate any of the records of the Third District or any other of the Steamboat Inspection Boards. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.